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Cardiac services available in outlying areas

While the UHS Heart & Vascular Institute is based in the Binghamton area, its services extend to residents of Delaware, Chenango and Sullivan counties and surrounding communities.

At UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, cardiologist Keyoor Patel, DO, FACC, sees patients weekly. Diagnostic procedures such as echocardiograms and Holter and event monitoring can be performed. In addition, a certified cardiac rehabilitation program is available for patients recovering from a cardiac event, condition or procedure.

At UHS Cardiology Norwich, located at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, appointments with cardiologist James O’Brien, MD, FACC, are available five days a week. A wide range of cardiac testing is also performed on-site, as well as recently-enhanced inpatient cardiac care.

Rural residents also have access to the full range of UHS Heart & Vascular Institute services, from emergency cardiac treatment to surgical procedures, and everything in between.

“When physicians at either rural hospital determine that a patient needs specialized services not available locally, transfer or referral is seamless and quick,” says Dr. O’Brien. “Electronic medical records shared between all UHS locations and providers further enhance coordination of care.”

CARDIAC CONNECTION …
Schedule an appointment with a nearby UHS cardiologist. In the Delaware and Sullivan County area, call 865-2400. In Chenango County, call 337-4215.